W4 Using Microsoft RDS to Securely Extend Applications into the Cloud

March 16th, 2011

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Level: Intermediate

Ed Liberman

Ed Liberman

Technical Trainer

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When you clear away all the smoke and mirrors, the core of every IT professional’s job is really pretty cut-and-dried. The mission statement I like to use is: The core mission of IT is to create, manage and ensure secure access to business applications and data. Everything else—the patching, the troubleshooting, the help desk support—all are activities that support that core mission. Whether you’re an IT professional in a large enterprise or a jack-of-all-trades in a small business, keeping those applications running and their data secure is what ultimately keeps the paycheck coming. That’s why a technology like Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is a smart solution for fulfilling that mission. Using RDS, it becomes trivial to create pervasive and secure application access to anywhere with a network connection.